Accession Number:

ADA164979

Title:

A Review of the 'Should Cost' Process and Management Issues of the Process

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

Should Cost Analysis has become a popular catch-phase with people involved with Dod major systems acquisitions in the 1980s. This analysis technique is generally recognized as an effective tool for the Government to achieve cost reasonableness with negotiated contracts. In an attempt to enable acquisition managers to challenge contractors cost, Congress has legislated the use of Should Cost analysis on major weapons systems. This thesis examines the Should Cost concept, capabilities of this technique, the Should Cost legislation, and presents several key management issues of Should Cost analysis. The research was conducted through a literature search, supplemented by interviews with DoD ans industry officials. Keywords Cost estimating. Theses

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE